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Kentucky governor slams Gov. Rick Scott for recruiting businesses



From our friends at the Associated Press: 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has drawn fire over the last few months in his repeated attempts to recruit businesses away from other states.

But Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear lashed out directly at Scott this week, sending a letter that called the Republican's efforts "crude" and in "poor taste."

"Although I am well aware of the competitive environment that is inevitable in economic development, I admit that I was shocked and dismayed at your crude method of recruitment," wrote Beshear in a letter he sent to Scott on Monday.

When asked about it, Scott was unapologetic.

"My job is to let everyone know how well we're doing and I'm going to continue to do that," Scott told the Associated Press.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:01pm]


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